As a member of The Biomechanics Group, Geoffrey specializes in various areas of interdisciplinary research and in vivo, in vitro, and in silico experimentation methods. His primary research focuses on hip joint biomechanics and preservation methods, in efforts to outline a path for joint restoration and improving musculoskeletal health.
Geoffrey received his PhD from the University of Ottawa, working in the Human Movement Biomechanics Laboratory, where he examined the effects of cam femoroacetabular impingement on hip joint loading. Geoffrey determined pathoanatomical and functional characteristics associated with clinical symptoms and simulated subject-specific finite element models, to determine which individuals were at a greater risk of early hip joint degeneration. Currently, Geoffrey is examining joint preservation techniques, using a state-of-the-art robotic manipulator, in collaboration with the Mechanics in Medicine Laboratory, to better understand the effects of morphology, capsular ligaments, microinstability, implants, and surgery on joint mechanics.
Geoffrey's interdisciplinary approach and ongoing research have led to numerous high impact papers, book chapters, and special invitations to international conferences. He was co-recipient of the 2018 Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons), considered as one of the most prestigious milestones and highest achievements in orthopaedic research. His work has been well received in the orthopaedics and biomechanics communities, with recognitions from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Research Society, British Hip Society, British Orthopaedic Research Society, Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society, International Society of Biomechanics, and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research©, for his scientific contributions.
- Joint preservation and early surgical intervention
- Morphology and osteoarthritis
- Implant design and surgical approach
- Musculoskeletal health and human performance
- In vitro -- anatomical examinations and cadaveric experimentation
- In silico -- finite element analysis and musculoskeletal modelling
- In vivo -- diagnostic imaging, motion analysis, and optical tracking
PhD Mechanical Engineering | University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
MASc Biomedical Engineering | University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
BScEng Mechanical Engineering | Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
et al., 2018, Hip Joint Torsional Loading Before and After Cam Femoroacetabular Impingement Surgery., Am J Sports Med
et al., 2018, Unravelling the hip pistol grip/cam deformity: Origins to joint degeneration., J Orthop Res, Vol:36, Pages:3125-3135
et al., 2018, Cam FAI and Smaller Neck Angles Increase Subchondral Bone Stresses During Squatting, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, ISSN:0009-921X, Pages:1-1
et al., 2018, Altered Walking and Muscle Patterns Reduce Hip Contact Forces in Individuals With Symptomatic Cam Femoroacetabular Impingement, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol:46, ISSN:0363-5465, Pages:2615-2623
et al., 2018, Anatomic Predictors of Sagittal Hip and Pelvic Motions in Patients With a Cam Deformity, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol:46, ISSN:0363-5465, Pages:1331-1342